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Emily Watson
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Date of Birth: Jan 14, 1967

Country: UK

Biography: British actress Emily Watson won acclaim with film roles such as Bess McNeil in Breaking the Waves, and the title character in Angela's Ashes. In 1997, she followed up with The Mill on the Floss, The Boxer, and Metroland. Watson's portrayal of a manic cellist in Hilary and Jackie (1998) earned her more praise. In 1999, she played the title role in the film based on Frank McCourt's novel, Angela's Ashes.

Total Titles at Criticker: 49 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (49)
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The Happy Prince (2018)
The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor. (imdb)
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King Lear (2018)
King Lear (2018) - TV Movie
An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.
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Genius (2017)
Genius (2017) - TV Series
A series which explores how patent clerk Einstein could not get a teaching job or doctorate in his early life, yet managed to go on to solve the secrets of the universe.
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On Chesil Beach (2017)
A drama set in the early 1960s and centered on a young couple on their honeymoon. (imdb)
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Monster Family (2017)
Despite the title, the Wishbone family are far from happy. In an attempt to reconnect as a family, Mum and Emma plan a fun night out. However, her plan backfires when an evil witch curses them, and they're all turned into Monsters.
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A Royal Night Out (2015)
On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance.
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Little Boy (2015)
A young American boy struggles to achieve the impossible...bring his father back from World War II. (imdb)
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Testament of Youth (2015)
A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I. (imdb)
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Everest (2015)
A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm. (imdb)
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The Dresser (2015)
One-off drama about devoted backstage hand Norman as he struggles to support Sir, the brilliant but tyrannical head of a touring Shakespearean theatre company. (bbc.co.uk)
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Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism (2015)
Orphan girl learns hypnosis and makes irresponsible decisions.
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A Song for Jenny (2015)
One-off drama which tells the true story of Julie Nicholson's response to her daughter Jenny's death in the 7 July bombing at Edgware Road tube station. (bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b061c786/a-song-for-jenny)
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The Theory of Everything (2014)
A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife. (imdb)
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Belle (2014)
Period drama inspired by the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle. She was the illegitimate daughter of John Lindsay a Captain in the Royal Navy, stationed in the Caribbean with a Black woman named Maria Belle who bore him a daughter c. 1762. There has been a great deal of speculation about Maria Belle's status: whether enslaved, captured, free and so on. It is likely she was a slave aboard a captured Spanish ship. (imdb)
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Some Girl(s) (2013)
On the eve of his wedding, a successful writer travels across the country to meet up with ex-lovers in an attempt to make amends for past relationship transgressions.
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The Politician
Aiden and Freya Hoynes are the golden couple of British politics. When Aiden suffers a humiliating political betrayal he is consigned to the back benches and a life of political obscurity. But it's when Freya is offered a senior cabinet post herself that the humiliation intensifies. Driven by a desire to avenge his downfall and increasingly threatened by his wife's meteoric rise, Aiden gambles it all. (amazon.com)
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The Book Thief (2013)
While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. (imdb)
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Anna Karenina (2012)
Keira Knightley re-teams with director Joe Wright (Atonement) for this visionary adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel about a society woman torn between loyalty to her husband and the desires of her heart. (tiff.net)
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Appropriate Adult (2011)
Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice. (imdb)
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War Horse (2011)
Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend. (imdb)
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Cemetery Junction (2010)
A 1970s comedy set in small-town England following an upstart young man working at an insurance company and his two odd friends as they try to make sense of their world and make lives of their own.
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Oranges And Sunshine (2010)
Story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker, who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals in recent times: the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. She discovered a secret that the British government had kept hidden for years: one hundred and thirty thousand children in care had been sent abroad to commonwealth countries, mainly Australia. Many were subjected to appalling abuse. They were promised oranges and sunshine, they got hard labour and life in institutions. (imdb)
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Cold Souls (2009)
An exploration of a man in search of his soul.
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Within The Whirlwind (2009)
During Stalin's reign of terror, Evgenia Ginzburg, a literature professor, was sent to 10 years hard labor in a gulag in Siberia. Having lost everything, and no longer wishing to live, she meets the camp doctor and begins to come back to life. (imdb)
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The Memory Keeper
A father separates his son from his twin sister at birth to prevent him and the mother from knowing she was born with Down syndrome. Based on the novel by Kim Edwards. (imdb)
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Synecdoche, New York (2008)
A theater director (Hoffman) struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play. (imdb)
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Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
The semi-autobiographical story centers on the complexities of love and commitment in a family torn apart when faced by an unexpected tragedy. (imdb)
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The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007)
A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend. (imdb)
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Miss Potter (2006)
An exploration of the life of Beatrix Potter, the author of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," the beloved and best-selling children's classic. The film tells the story of Potter's (Zellweger) love for her publisher Norman Wayne (McGregor) and her strong attempt for an independent life during a time when society expected woman of her class simply to make a good marriage. (The Weinstein Company)
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Crusade in Jeans (2006)
The Fifteen year old Dolf uses a prototype time machine and gets stuck in the Dark Ages. He gets struck down by bandits, but is saved by the beautiful and tough Jenne. She is part of a children's crusade: eight thousand children on their way to Jerusalem to free the city of the Persians... (imdb)
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Wah-Wah (2005)
Acclaimed actor Richard E. Grant's semi-autobiographical "coming-of-age at the end of an age" story is told through the eyes of young Ralph Compton (Hoult). Set during the last gasp of the British Empire in Swaziland, South East Africa, in 1969, the plot focuses on the dysfunctional Compton family whose gradual disintegration mirrors the end of British rule. (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
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Corpse Bride (2005)
Set in a 19th century European village, this stop-motion, animated features follows the story of Victor (Depp), a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (Bonham-Carter), while his real bride waits bereft in the land of the living. (Warner Bros.)
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Separate Lies (2005)
A compelling, humor-tinged romantic mystery that is not so much a "who done it" as an exploration of the riddle of why people make the fatal errors they do - in life, in marriage and when their decisions count the very most. (Fox Searchlight)
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The Proposition (2005)
Aussie director John Hillcoat helmed this gripping, epic-scale Western set in the thick of the 1880s outback. When no-nonsense lawman Capt. Stanley (Ray Winstone) apprehends the notorious Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce) and his younger sibling, Mikey (Richard Wilson), Stanley makes Charlie an unsavory proposition: If he murders his outlaw brother, Arthur (Danny Huston), Mikey will escape the hangman's noose. Emily Watson plays Stanley's genteel wife.
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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies. (imdb)
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Blossoms & Blood (2003)
A collection of alternate takes and deleted material from the Paul Thomas Anderson film Punch-Drunk Love (2002) are compiled and matched with the Jon Brion song "Here We Go" in this plot-less but very interesting short film. This short piece also features more Jeremy Blake artwork that was not included in the film. (imdb)
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Red Dragon (2002)
The first and most terrifying chapter in the Hannibal Lecter trilogy. (Universal Pictures)
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Equilibrium (2002)
In a futuristic world, a strict regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death. Cleric John Preston (Bale) is a top ranking government agent responsible for destroying those who resist the rules. When he misses a dose of Prozium, a mind-altering drug that hinders emotion, Preston, who has been trained to enforce the strict laws of the new regime, suddenly becomes the only person capable of overthrowing it.
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Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Barry Egan is a small business owner with seven sisters who kept him alone and unable to fall in love. When a harmonium and a mysterious woman enter his life, his romantic journey begins.
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Gosford Park (2001)
Set in the 1930's the story takes place in an old fashioned English country house where a family has invited many of their friends up for a weekend shooting party. The story centers around the McCordle family, particularly the man of the house, William McCordle. Getting on in years William has become benefactor to many of his relatives and friends. As the weekend goes on and secrets are revealed, it seems everyone, above stairs and below, wants a piece of William and his money, but how far will they go to get it...? (imdb)
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Trixie (2000)
Emily Watson stars as Trixie, an eccentric woman who aspires to quit her job as a security guard and become a private detective. However, comedy intervenes and the mess begins... (imdb)
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The Luzhin Defence (2000)
Based on the Vladimir Nabokov novel of the same name, this film examines the effects of love and obsession, and how two passions could tear a man apart. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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Angela
Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse... (imdb)
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Cradle Will Rock (1999)
In 1930s New York Orson Welles tries to stage a musical on a steel strike under the Federal Theater Program despite pressure from an establishment fearful of industrial unrest and red activity. Meanwhile Nelson Rockefeller gets the foyer of his company headquarters decorated and an Italian countess sells paintings for Mussolini. (imdb)
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Hilary and Jackie (1998)
This movie tells the true story of the tragic life of the brilliant international concert cellist Jacqueline Du Pré and her sister, Hilary. Despite starting out in music together, Hilary chooses a more normal life in having a husband and children. Jacqueline gets married too but can never seem to quite achieve the happiness of the mundane life Hilary has and Hilary's devotion to her sister causes them to take some rather drastic measures in their lives. The irony of having a great musical ability fades away as Jacqueline transcends into a slow decline when struck with a deadly illness. (imdb)
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The Boxer (1997)
Star-crossed lovers (Lewis, Watson) are torn between unquestioning loyalty to the ties of tradition and the passion they share in this film set in 1990s Belfast, torn apart by years of religious conflict and IRA violence. (Universal)
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The Mill on the Floss (1997)
Lawyer Wakem takes away the mill on the river Floss from Edward Tulliver, whose ancestors owned it for 300 years, and becomes the worst enemy of Tulliver's family. (imdb)
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Metroland (1997)
After ten years absence Toni best friend, suddenly reappears in London to bring chaos and doubt into Chris's calm, tranquil, slightly boring, predictable life. Chris starts to remember his carefree youth as a photographer in Paris when he lived with and enjoyed a torrid affair with Annick. (imdb)
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Breaking the Waves (1996)
Set in a religious community in the north of Scotland, where a seemingly naive young woman named Bess McNeil (Emily Watson) meets and falls in love with Danish oil-rig worker Jan (Stellan Skarsgaard). Bess and Jan are deeply in love, but Bess finds it difficult to cope when her husband is away on the rig.
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